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Old 03-13-2016, 01:24 AM   #1
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Torque Rating

Does anyone know what the Torque rating for the hitch on a 2016 Coachman Freelander 21QB is?

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what exactly are you asking? Hitch ball -mounting bolts,etc? The bolts will depend on the grade of bolt and the size. The grade can be determined by the pattern molded into the head. If this is what you want describe the head
pattern and give me the size(1/2",5/8" etc.) and I will look it up for you and reply.
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i'm also confused about what you're asking about.

Torque Rating for the hitch?
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Tow rating?

Specs I have seen indicate 5000 pounds.

Hitch rating from the same chart shows 1000 pounds.

That is if you have the Ford F350 chassis.
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what exactly are you asking? Hitch ball -mounting bolts,etc? The bolts will depend on the grade of bolt and the size. The grade can be determined by the pattern molded into the head. If this is what you want describe the head
pattern and give me the size(1/2",5/8" etc.) and I will look it up for you and reply.
Ok, a hitch can do two things.

It can let you "hitch" something and tow it along. Or you can put a weight down on it and load it e.g. by putting a rack on top of it. The first is tow rating, the second is torque rating.

Think of the first as front to back. Think of the second as up to down.
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Thanks what about Chevy 4500 (2016 21QB)

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Tow rating?

Specs I have seen indicate 5000 pounds.

Hitch rating from the same chart shows 1000 pounds.

That is if you have the Ford F350 chassis.
Do you know for Chevy 4500?
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Tow vs Torque

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what exactly are you asking? Hitch ball -mounting bolts,etc? The bolts will depend on the grade of bolt and the size. The grade can be determined by the pattern molded into the head. If this is what you want describe the head
pattern and give me the size(1/2",5/8" etc.) and I will look it up for you and reply.
Ok, a hitch can do two things.

It can let you "tow" something and tow it along. Or you can put a weight down on it and load it down by putting a rack on top of it. The first is tow rating, the second is torque rating.

Think of the first as front to back. Think of the second as up to down.
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Do you know for Chevy 4500?
From what I can tell that is based on wheel base length.
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I believe the correct term is Tongue weight rating, not torque rating. Most hitches are rated to 10% of their tow rating for tongue rating. The RV manufacture MAY choose to lower that rating based on GVW, frame strength, etc.

Hitches come in 5 classes with weight rating from 200(TW)/2000(GW) to 1200(TW)/12,000 (GW), on Class 3-5 you also have a WDH (Weight Distributing Hitch) weight rating. Just because your vehicle has a certain class of hitch doesn't mean it can tow that much weight. I have a Ford Focus with a Class 2 hitch on it. It was installed to carry a bicycle rack. The car IS NOT rated for towing anything at all.

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I'll google for tongue not torque.

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I believe the correct term is Tongue weight rating, not torque rating. Most hitches are rated to 10% of their tow rating for tongue rating. The RV manufacture MAY choose to lower that rating based on GVW, frame strength, etc.

Hitches come in 5 classes with weight rating from 200(TW)/2000(GW) to 1200(TW)/12,000 (GW), on Class 3-5 you also have a WDH (Weight Distributing Hitch) weight rating. Just because your vehicle has a certain class of hitch doesn't mean it can tow that much weight. I have a Ford Focus with a Class 2 hitch on it. It was installed to carry a bicycle rack. The car IS NOT rated for towing anything at all.

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